Canada maintains 2018 high of 3,900 invitations in latest Express Entry draw

The Government of Canada has issued 3,900 Express Entry candidates an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence in a draw held on October 29. The minimum Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score in this latest draw was 442. 

The federal Express Entry system manages the pool of candidates for Canada’s three main economic immigration program — the Federal Skilled Worker ClassFederal Skilled Trades Class and Canadian Experience Class.

Eligible candidates are given a score under the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) that determines their position in the Express Entry pool, and a set number of the highest-ranked are issued ITAs through regular draws from the pool.

Today’s draw was the fourth time since September 5 that Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has issued 3,900 Invitation to Apply (ITA) to Express Entry candidates, which remains the largest draw size of 2018.

The minimum score in the October 29 draw was two points higher than the cut-off score of 440 in the previous invitation round, which took place on October 15.

IRCC’s admissions target for 2017 was 71,700 new permanent residents and the department has established a target of 74,900 for 2018 and 81,400 for 2019 under Canada’s Multi-Year Levels Immigration Plan.

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